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2 - The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wednesday, February 10, 1971 0 pin ions - IT CAN BE pONE While many of our "learned" professors at colleges and universities are busy running, down our American system-with obvious and sometimes tragic results among the youth they demoralize-the truth is that America is still a land of oppor. tunity such as no other country in the world can match. Among the several million examples that might be cited as proof for that statement, now and then one comes along which is truly outstanding., and a recent item in the news provides a case in point. When William H. Mann of Washington, D. C. passed away in late October, 1970, he left a will bequeathing $100,000 to ten charitable organizations, in equal shares. This might not be remarkable in itself, except for the fact that Mike Mann (as he was known to hundreds of Washingtonians) had been an employee of the Mayflower Ittel for 42 years, having started as a busboy when the hotel opened in 1925. At the time of his death he had advanced to the post of doorman. His salary; $60 a week.., and it was a lot less than that when he started There are those "social scientists" among us who claim that low incomes "'cause" frustration, ,anger, and violence-thus justifying the criminal behavior of those who burn, loot, and steal. But Mike Mann proved, as hundreds of thousands of other low-income people m our country also prove, that you &m't have to be rich to be honest, dependable, and responsible. Each week, Mr. Mann made sure to invest a small part of his earnings, either m savings, stocks, or bonds. Among the friends he made as hotel doorman were'some much richer than he. whose advice he sought. On his vacations. Mike Mann conscientiously attended stockholders' meetings-just to keep an eye on those who were managing his money. When the $60-a-week hotel doorman died, he owed not a penny to any man. But he brought added happmess-and opportunity-to a number of Washington.area orphans, children and invalids through the fruits of his stewardship. Never let anyone tell you that America is not a land of opportunity. NOTED AND PASSED Stagnation: Gleaned from a "church calendar; an item titled. "'Seven Steps To Stagnation :" 1. We're not ready lot that. 2. We've never done it that way before. 3. We're doing all right without it. 4. We've tried it that way and it didn't work. 5. It will cost too much. 6. That's not our responsibility. 7. It just won't work. t - "te Progress Apparent in Legislature By ROBERT E. bIILLER Montana Press Association Some progress is apparentin the Montana Legislature as members attempt to classify and clarify the flood of pending proposals which concern pollu- tion and environment. In most cases the hills which have been advanced are those that received the most study from groups which have been meeting for the last two years. Two pesticide bills have been merged in the senate and will be embodied in SB 126, which will give the state department of ag- riculture the regulatory author- ity, subject to review by thede- pertinent of health and the de- R||nuuuuuuuuuuu|unuu||uunu|||| pertinent of fish and game. ................  ...... Cg  9f atieides ] ..... d-- - -- -  would be subject to approval by ffi  | the department. Part of the cost = ...... . of administration, estimated to = ; 1 ORNION = PRICE UTAH, SUN-ADVOCATE: "Most taxpayers will surely be interested in joining up with the Lame Duck Congrssmen's, Hunt Club This club's purpose is to keep congressmen who were beaten at the polls or armante retirement from making worldwide junkets at taxpayer s' expense before leaving office. The Chamber of Commerce, of the United States reportsthat... (in 1969)the lame duekersonly cost us about $28,000. They have junketed at higher cost inrecentyears--going around the world, seeing Paris for the first time, etc. They can go wherever they please, and spend as much as they like. There's nothing to stop them -- except maybe conscience." TEMPE, ARIZ., NEWS: "We used to have the 3 R's that meant Raadin', 'Ritin' and 'Rithmetic. Today, the 3 R's stand for Riot, Restlessness and Rebellion, And if this continues, we will have Ruin, Rot and Regret. What we need is Respect, Religion and Re- sponslbllity." ROCKLAND, ME., COURIER-GAZETTE: "As the power corn- ,parties struggle to keep pace with the ever increasing demand for electricity they have to cope with the clean air and water people, too. There are tbxee sources of power with which to generate electricity, nuclear, hydro and fossil fuels. There are those who damn the darns that supply the hydro-electric plants. Nuclear plants are experiencing opposition. Coal and oil fired plants are under attack, too. If all of them are successful in their aims, we are going to be a bit on the dim side of things, let alone industrial power. We might turn to the old-fashloned kerosene lamp, but if memory serves us right they smoke, too. Oh well." APPLE VALLEY, CALIF., NEWS: "Most of us have a certain degree of tolerance for restrictions, harassments and persecution, but we all have a breaking point, depending on our temperament. We will. go along, being annoyed and restrained until, some one thing, and it may be very small, constitutes the proverbial last straw . . W only hope the ultimate result will not be either ' a complete abandonment of mw respect for the law or, worse yet, a police state." tt the Snowly D $ be $311,000 would be paid by fees from users of pesticides and the rest would require a legislative appropriation. The department could embar- go dangerous pesticides and would have power to enter private or public property to look at records and inspect drugs. Dealers and applicators would pay fees ranging from$1l to $20. Senator Gordon MeGowan's mined land bill, SB70, has been approved by the upper chamber and sent to the house. It would require mine operators who take coal, bentonite, phosphate, PUNCH LINE I OF THE WEEK i 00r_LL J ,RO'I" To I "rE TOWN ii 111111 i i Bob o 'evost Reports Dear Friends: Another week haspassed. TO- day is the 32nd.legislative day. Over half of the 60 day session has been completed. We have 200 bills to handle and pass to the Senate within nine days. This is almost an impossibility if they are going to receive the consideration they are entitled to. Just part of the Archaic Structure we work under. The kindergarten hillisdead. It is sad to see the tremendous amount of money being spent to provide for our universities with little or nothing at the other end. Kindergarten, grade, and high school in comparison. Statitieians keep telling us that the majority of our students that graduate from our universi- ties leave the state. Yetthe big- gest share of our state's tax dollar for education is spent here for buildings, salaries, etc. However, the young men and women who do not gotcol- lege hut who rather attend a trade or vo-tech school do stay in Montana. Yet we spend very little in this area in compari- son with our university system. One mustrememher any mon- ey put inthe foundationprngram will in essence reduce property taxes which is a long overdue need. Well enough on that sub- jeet. The tax problem is again com- ing to a head. The proposed sales tax was a poorly drafted bill going much farther than even the sponsors of the bill would wish. Newspapers were first to ob- ject because even they were taxed by it. Then the farmers, ranchers organizations, the NFO, Farmer's Union, and Farm Bureau recognized the serious threat to agriculture when one would have to pay two per cent tax on everything in- eluding lease of equipment, All farm organizations opposed the hill. Now it is being amended and with amending agriculture out, the bill will now bring in less reveme unless the tax is moved from two to three per cent. Many other people in busi- ness are now wanting to be ex- empt. A banker legislator comment- ing on the sales tax saldffitdid pass it would virtually finish many agriculture people finan- cially when many are operating on borrowed money. I stlll contend we should watch the spending and somuehmoney would not be needed,  I am interestedinyour viewa. Feel frt to express them. My address is: Rep. Robert Pre- vost, House of Representatives, Stat Capitol, Helena,. Mont., Phone 227-6644. limestone, uranium, clays and gravel torestore the surface un- der contract with the State Wat- er Resources Board. Bond would have to be posted. Still other mining reclama- tion bills are pending, butthese apply chiefly to coal and to me- tallic minerals. Several anti--pollution bills in the lower house have advanced far enoughtoreceive legislative attention. HB33 and HB507 both provide that citizens can bring court action against actual or potential polluters. At ahearing last week industry presented its objections to the latter bill. Timber producers and mining interests asserted that the bill is "harassment legislation," and said that there is ample pro- tection of the public now. The author, Thomas Towe of Bil- lings, proposed an amendment which would require use of all administrative remedies before suit could be started. A house committee has ad- vanced to the full chamber HB203, which would require industrial plants to control pol- lution which might .affect their employes. Health department officials supported it in com- mittee, pointing out that they have been trying for some time to get smelters and similar in- dustrial plants to protect their own workers. CHAMBER CHATTER . - -." -'... "-': ADVISORY COUNCl LS MEET z..-::;:;:;:;:.:;:;:.:.:,:.:.:::.z.....: CA L V I N 0 RAW During the first week of Feb- ruary, five chamber advisory councils met and started on their 1971 plans of action. The councils meeting during the week were: Community Affairs, Agriculture, Trade Develop= meat, Membership and Finance and Transportation. The Community Affuirs Coun- cil concerned itself with trying to find a chairman or co-chair- man for the 1971 Mon-Dak Old Fashioned Fourth of July. The 1971 Membership and Fi- nance Council concerned itself with the 1971 membership and finance drive. The drive willhe taking place during the month of February. Al Johns, director of the Ambassadors Club Task Force will again be contact all chamber members during the next two months delivering the 1970 annual report and the 1971 membership plaque stick- ers. Chamber members know- ing of new businessmen inter- ested in joining the Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to contact Membership and Fi- nance Council Chairman Bill Seitz or the chamber office. The Montana Chamber of Commerce Transportation Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 10 in Helena, was the topic of discussion for the Transpor- tation Council in their first meeting of 1971. Chamber ex- ecutive Calvin Craw aodJ. Har- ry Johnson, Transportation Council member, will be attend- ing this meeting lnHelena.Rep- resentatives of the railroads, airlines, trucking industry, busses and highway department will make themselves available at the meeting to answer ques- tions about transportation in Montana. The Trade Development Council discussed unpaid 1970 dues and the possibility of new promotions for 1971. The coun- cil established a checking ac- count separate from the regular chamber account and Ron Nor- gaard will head up a member- ship and sub-committee consist- of Ivan Smith, Harve Payk, Ivan Johnson and Carl Colbrese as members. The committee will be responsible for contacting prospective trade promotion members and collecting dues. The council decided to hold the annual trade promotion eouneil meeting Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lalonde Hotel. The Agriculture Council met and divided up the different areas of its 1971 plan of work among the council members. The council also decided ontwo areas that should receive im- mediate concern. One is offer- ing their assistance to the area beet growers in their efforts to secure a 1971 contract and the other is working toward helping lower the conserving base acreage for the farmers in Richiand County. OIN.K IIOARI r'" i, ii , ' i , , , "Huugh I --- Hunmgl --- M, uugh I" _J by Jackie A visit recently with a group of Canadian forth a bit of scuttle - butt that surprised me. The Alberta politicos informed me that "marijuana immediately if the United States "The only reason Canada hasn't made cause we can't swing Nixon and his  way of thinking," said itieian. The Canadians feel legalize marijuana must ture with the U. S. '. "Otherwise we would trouble at the border, Canadians. The Canadians legal groundwork to already according to our President Nixon and creW, Funny, how you have to leave home to find out Without getting all wound up in the moral cons about marijuana, my Canadian informants a "jug of good Canadian rye" that marijuanawuld both countries within two years. The bet is on. Way down deep... I already have that We are up to our ears around this office in concerning the mandatory fluoridation issue. we have received, to date, indicates a very the matter. Apparently, the non-fluoridation people prefer drinking water tampered with. If that is the powers - that - he are aware of same. l00,c,y Back When JUNE 1909 Mr. Wm. F. Crays, oneoftheprosperousup to live near Fairview, has branched Mr. Crays has had considerable training in and we believe that there is a good opening in man who will get out and hustle for business. A dance at John L. Corkran' s Friday night. time, for John has proven himself an ideal host. PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY -- I wish to started a photograph gallery in Sidney which Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Good work views or photos. All work promptly done. C, MAY 2, 1913 Anyone passing George Williams farm morning could have witnessed a scene that them back in memory to the days of our has five good horses hitched to a walking holding the handles and two bes driving. the whole family to plow with a walking plow. TI was plowing 20 inches deep, getting the ground trees and strawberries. FEBRUARY 27, 1936 Miss Beulah Clark of Savage hasbeen aguesl at sister, Mrs. William Lassey, for the past The Three Buttes School has been closed the past severe cold. Although the attendance had been were too great to risk as several of the children days of school suffered frostbitten cheeks aM hoping that the severe cold will now be a are blocked with high drifts and many are and necessary suppliea. With road conditions as be a problem to get to the coal mines. 000000000000@0000000000 THE SIDNEY HERALD A Corporation JACKIE ANDERSON, Publisher DON MRACHEK, Editor Vl RG BOEHLER, Production Supt. Offical Newspaper of Richland County, Mont. e every Wednesday at Sidney, Montana. Bt = North Central Ave. 59270  Subsarilion Rates $6.00 per year in Riehbmd and MeK $6,,.50 Elsewhere in Montm - $8.00 $9.50 in Foreia Countries - Servicemen 15 Cents for Slmd Copies Scond class postage paid at Sidney, MEMBER =, IUAIIpNAL "IWEnP, INIPER - Auoiation - FofKII 181 . %eeoeeooeeoeeeeeeeeeeeoeeeee